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Tag: Covid Vaccination

In 15-18 years age group, over 80 pc got first dose of Covid vaccine: Health Min Mandaviya
In 15-18 years age group, over 80 pc got first dose of Covid vaccine: Health Min Mandaviya

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2 last year.

Covid poo test for bats may help pandemic monitoring
Covid poo test for bats may help pandemic monitoring

The team's test protocol was trialled with several captive and around 250 wild bats as part of a larger study. They discovered none were positive for SARS-CoV-2, although some were positive for other coronaviruses.

Indian Travellers
Precaution doses for Indians int'l travellers as per destination country rules

India on Thursday relaxed the waiting period for Covid-19 vaccine precaution dose for those travelling abroad, allowing them to get the jab before the stipulated nine months, as per the rules of their destination country.

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Drug cos recording profits, but Covid treatment out of reach for poor: WHO

Ghebreyesus added that the highly effective antivirals such as Pfizer's Paxlovid "are still not accessible to people in low- and middle-income countries," even as reports claim that nearly 600,000 courses of the highly effective Covid pill are piled up unused in the US.

High vaccination coverage cuts COVID-19 death rate by 80 per cent: US study
High vaccination coverage cuts COVID-19 death rate by 80 per cent: US study

The researchers measured effectiveness by comparing reported COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates in counties with very low (0-9 per cent), low (10-39 per cent), medium (40-69 per cent), and high (70 per cent or more) vaccination coverage.

Moderna's new Covid vax more effective against Omicron than other shots
Moderna's new Covid vax more effective against Omicron than other shots

According to the US drug major, the new vaccine targets several mutations abd produced a stronger immune response against the major virus variants, including Omicron and Delta, than the company's current shots, CNBC reported.

Less than 40% in 15-18 age group fully vaccinated against Covid in 10 states, UTs
Less than 40% in 15-18 age group fully vaccinated against Covid in 10 states, UTs

India opened up vaccination for the 15-18 years age-group on January 3.

Covid Vaccine
Over 3 Lakh Doses Of Covid Vaccine Given To Children Aged 12-14 Yrs On Day 1

The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 years of age to be inoculated against the viral disease from May 1 last year.

Covid Vaccine Clinical Trial Data Can't Be Demanded In Garb Of PIL, Centre To SC
Covid Vaccine Clinical Trial Data Can't Be Demanded In Garb Of PIL, Centre To SC

The Centre said it is relevant that there is a logical rationale in not disclosing raw data either segregated or otherwise and the citizens have a reason to rely upon the statutory system in place, the wisdom of domain experts consisting of statutory committees and the decision-making process while going for vaccination.

99 PC Eligible Population Partially Vaccinated In Odisha
99 PC Eligible Population Partially Vaccinated In Odisha

Around 99 percent of the eligible adult population have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Odisha, the Director of Health and Family Welfare, Bijay Panigrahi, informed on Saturday.

Over 2 Cr Adolescents In 15-18 Years Group Fully Vaccinated Against Covid: Union Health Minister
Over 2 Cr Adolescents In 15-18 Years Group Fully Vaccinated Against Covid: Union Health Minister

Vaccination of children in the age group of 15-18 years began on January 3 across the country.

Antibodies Improve In Quality For Months After Covid Vaccination: Study
Antibodies Improve In Quality For Months After Covid Vaccination: Study

The researchers found that B cells targeted against SARS-CoV-2 persisted in the germinal centres - like boot camps where B cells are trained to make ever-better-quality antibodies - of all participants for months. Even six months after vaccination, 10 out of 15 people still had B cells in their germinal centres.

Vaccinated Patients Less Likely To Need Critical Care Due To Omicron Infection: Study
Vaccinated Patients Less Likely To Need Critical Care Due To Omicron Infection: Study

The researchers noted that vaccination, including a booster dose for those who are fully vaccinated, remains critical for mitigating the risk of severe illness associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Over 5 Crore Adolescents Administered First Dose Of Covid Vaccine: Union Health Minister 
Over 5 Crore Adolescents Administered First Dose Of Covid Vaccine: Union Health Minister 

India's vaccination drive against Covid-19 achieved another milestone as it crossed 170 crore mark on Monday. With the administration of more than 55.78 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 170.71 crore.

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Over 34 Lakh Eligible Adolescents Given Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine: Govt

With the administration of more than 55 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 168.47 crore as per provisional reports till 7 am.

Review Coverage Of Covid Second Dose Amongst Adolescents Daily: Centre To States, UTs
Review Coverage Of Covid Second Dose Amongst Adolescents Daily: Centre To States, UTs

The vaccination of 15-17 years old started on January 3 and till now 63 per cent have been covered with the first dose in a span of less than a month.

Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections Generate Strong Antibody Response: Study
Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections Generate Strong Antibody Response: Study

The team found that people who had received three-vaccine doses, those vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19, and those with a breakthrough infection had almost comparable neutralising antibody responses, in terms of magnitude and breadth.

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Defer Vaccination, Including Boosters, By 3 Months In Covid Positive Cases: Ministry

India on Saturday reported 3,37,704 fresh Covid cases with 488 deaths in the last 24 hrs. With the addition of 488 new deaths, the total deaths toll has climbed to 4,88,884.

‘Vax Phobia’
Viral Video: Scared Of COVID19 Vaccine Shot, Man Climbs Tree To Avoid Jab

Viral Video: Scared Of COVID19 Vaccine Shot, Man Climbs Tree To Avoid Jab

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COVID19 Vaccination For 12-14 Age Group Likely From March, Says Top Govt Expert
COVID19 Vaccination For 12-14 Age Group Likely From March, Says Top Govt Expert

Once the 15-18 age group is covered, he said, the government is likely to take a policy decision for initiating the vaccination drive for the 12-14 age group in March, he said.

'No Forcible Vaccination': Centre To SC On Covid Vax For Disabled Persons
'No Forcible Vaccination': Centre To SC On Covid Vax For Disabled Persons

The plea had contended that persons with disabilities are at a greater risk of contracting Covid-19 due to difficulties faced by them.

India's Covid Vaccination Drive Completes 1 Year
India's Covid Vaccination Drive Completes 1 Year, Over 156.76 Cr Doses Administered So Far

In the vaccination drive, the country has achieved several milestones, which have no precedent in the world, including administering over 100 crore doses in less than nine months, administering 2.51 crore doses in a single day and several times administering one crore doses in a day, it said.

Monks Who Got Vaxxed!
Watch Teen Monks & Nuns Receive Covid-19 Jab

Watch Teen Monks & Nuns Receive Covid-19 Jab

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PM Modi Stresses On Vaccination, Localised Measures To Contain Covid Without Affecting Livelihood
PM Modi Stresses On Vaccination, Localised Measures To Contain Covid Without Affecting Livelihood

Modi said the central and state governments must continue with pre-emptive, pro-active and collective approach followed so far in fighting the pandemic. Modi asserted that it is very important to safeguard the economy and livelihood of common people while framing Covid strategies.

Covid-19 Odisha Update
Covid-19 Odisha Update: ‘Next 2 Months Crucial, Vaccination Rate Low In 5 Districts’

Briefing reporters about the current pandemic situation in the State, Director, Family Welfare and nodal officer for Covid vaccination, Dr Bijay Panigrahi informed that the vaccination rate is low in five districts of the State, including Gajapati, Sundargarh, Cuttack, Angul and Mayurbhanj.

PM Modi
Covid Vaccination Pace In Children Shows Youth's Sense Of Responsibility, Says PM Modi

He hailed Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and national poet Subramania Bharathy as youth icons and recalled their contribution in the respective spheres.

Covid Surge: Administration Of ‘Precaution Dose’ Begins In Odisha, Over 17L To Receive Jab
Covid Surge: Administration Of ‘Precaution Dose’ Begins In Odisha, Over 17L To Receive Jab

As many 5,25,35,282 vaccine doses have been administered to the people of the State so far. While 91.6 percent have received the first dose and 68 per cent have received both doses, further informed Panigrahi.

Omicron Surge In Odisha: 3rd Dose COVID Vaccine Slot Booking Starts In Bhubaneswar
Omicron Surge In Odisha: 3rd Dose COVID Vaccine Slot Booking Starts In Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

Currently, the new variant of COVID19 is spreading its tentacles across the country including Odisha which has become a reason of concern for all.

How India Is Vaccinating Teenagers Amid Omicron Spread
How India Is Vaccinating Teenagers Amid Omicron Spread

The vaccine used for inoculating children is Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, according to a set of new guidelines issued by the Union health ministry.

Covid Vaccination For Class 10, 12 Students To Get Delayed In Odisha, Here's Detail
Covid Vaccination For Class 10, 12 Students To Get Delayed In Odisha, Here's Detail

There will be a slight delay in the vaccination of class 10 and 12 students due to their exams. The students of these classes can take the jab after January 8 and January 12, respectively, informed officials after the meeting.

Study Finds No Reason To Delay Covid Vaccination During Pregnancy
Study Finds No Reason To Delay Covid Vaccination During Pregnancy

The team analysed how anti-spike antibody levels in the mother's blood and baby's umbilical cord blood at delivery varied with the timing of prior vaccination in nearly 1,400 women and their babies.

Children Born Before Jan 1, 2007 Eligible For COVID19 Vaccine In Odisha
Children Born Before Jan 1, 2007 Eligible For COVID19 Vaccine In Odisha

Both online and on-site registration facilities are available for Covid vaccination of children between 15-18 years.

COVID19 Vaccination
Centre advises poll-bound states to speedily ramp up COVID-19 vaccination

The Centre on Monday advised poll-bound states to speedily ramp up COVID-19 vaccination of all eligible population for the first dose and ensure that those due for the second dose are administered the same.

CoWIN App
Registration for teens' vaccination to begin on Cowin App from Jan 1

Registration process for adolescents' vaccination on Cowin App will begin from January 1. Eligible teens can register themselves on the Cowin app through their Aadhar Card and school IDs.

PM Modi Announces Covid Vaccination For Children Between 15-18 Yrs From Jan 3
PM Modi Announces Covid Vaccination For Children Between 15-18 Yrs From Jan 3

PM Modi said global experience shows that following all preventive measures at personal level is a big weapon to fight Covid as he asked people to be alert and take all precautionary measures but cautioned against any panic.

Even Triple Vaccination Cannot Limit Omicron Spread: BioNTech CEO
Even Triple Vaccination Cannot Limit Omicron Spread: BioNTech CEO

The latest research from South Africa, where Omicron was first reported, suggested that two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine offered 70 per cent effectiveness in reducing the risk of hospitalisation. Israeli researchers have also found that the booster doses of the vaccine works against Omicron.

Cyclone Impact On Vaccination
Cyclone Jawad: How Is It Affecting COVID19 Vaccination In Odisha

The Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Saturday (Dec 4) revealed that the Covid-19 vaccination in the state has been stopped temporarily due to Cyclone Jawad which is likely to reach near Coast on Dec 5th.

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European Commission Proposes 9 Months Validity Of Covid Vaccination
European Commission Proposes 9 Months Validity Of Covid Vaccination

The nine months period proposed by the European Commission gives an additional three months to EU member states to administer a booster dose on time.

Hold Workplace Covid Inoculation Drives To Improve Coverage: Centre Suggests States
Hold Workplace Covid Inoculation Drives To Improve Coverage: Centre Suggests States

The processes and incentives for these ambassadors, include assigning referral codes on Co-WIN for each one of them.Through these codes every person they get vaccinated will be added to their tally at COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) through Co-WIN, the letter said.

Wearing Mask Can Reduce Covid Infection By 53%: Study
Wearing Mask Can Reduce Covid Infection By 53%: Study

The findings come as several countries have loosened masking requirements, citing vaccine efficacy. But experts have warned against lifting mask mandates. Although vaccines have proved to be safe and effective, yet most vaccines do not confer 100 per cent protection. Moreover, it is also not known how vaccines will prevent future transmission of SARS-CoV-2, given emerging variants.

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